10 Healthy Vegetarian Recipes For Teens

Vegetarian Recipes For Teens

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Does your teen daughter crave for vegetarian cuisines? Do you like cooking scrumptious teenage vegetarian recipes? If you said yes, then you should read our post. Here we talk about popular and easy vegetarian recipes. You might find a new recipe hidden here.

10 Healthy Vegetarian Recipes For Teens:

1. Skillet Beans With Tortillas And Potatoes:

Skillet Beans With Tortillas And Potatoes

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You Will Need:

  • 4 potatoes
  • Two garlic cloves, minced
  • One onion chopped
  • One and half tbsp of virgin olive oil
  • One green bell pepper diced
  • One 4-ounce green chili
  • One 16-ounce black beans
  • One 16-ounce tomatoes diced
  • Six corn tortillas
  • Juice of 1 fresh lime
  • One tsp ground cumin

How To:

  1. Boil all four potatoes. Allow them to cool down. Peel the boiled potatoes and cut them into ½ inch dice.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add chopped onion to it. Then add bell pepper and garlic and sauté everything till the onion turns golden.
  3. Add black beans, chilies, cumin and tomatoes.
  4. Bring the mixture to a simmer. Add lemon juice and stir it gently for about ten minutes.
  5. Add potatoes and tortillas and cook them well.
  6. Garnish the cuisine with cheese or cream. Serve at once.

[ Read: Tips To Make Your Teen Eat Healthy ]

2. Peanut Butter Noodles:

Peanut Butter Noodles

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You Will Need:

  • 8 ounces pasta of desired shape (spiral, small shells, or spaghetti)
  • ½ cup of warm water
  • One tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ cup of peanut butter
  • One tbsp of sodium soy sauce
  • One tsp freshly grated ginger
  • Ample of water

How To:

  1. Boil some water in a big saucepan and cook the pasta for a few minutes. Then drain the excess water.
  2. Mix grated ginger, maple syrup, peanut butter, sodium soy sauce, and some warm water in a mixing bowl and whisk it together till the mixture turns smooth.
  3. Pour the sauce over the pasta and toss to mix it well. Serve when warm.

3. Desert Dip:

Desert Dip

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You Will Need:

  • 15 ounces white corn
  • ½ red onion diced
  • Two tomatoes, chopped
  • 15 ounces black beans
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper diced
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • One can of black olives, sliced
  • One jalapeno, chopped
  • One avocado diced
  • One tsp garlic, powdered

How To:

  1. Mix all ingredients. Mix white corn, black beans, chopped tomatoes, onion, black olives, cilantro, jalapeno, red bell pepper, lemon juice, avocado, garlic, and salt in a big bowl.
  2. Refrigerate the mixture for about one hour and serve immediately.

[ Read: Healthy Foods For Teens ]

4. Bean And Corn Salsa:

Bean And Corn Salsa

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You Will Need:

  • Two vegetarian wheat pitas
  • One onion chopped
  • Four tsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup of corn kernels, defrosted
  • One can of black beans
  • 1 ½ cups of tomatoes, chopped
  • Juice of a half fresh lemon
  • 4 ounces of chilies diced

How To:

  1. Combine onion, cilantro, corn kernels, tomatoes, beans, chilies, and fresh lemon juice in a bowl. Mix all ingredients in the bowl well.
  2. Toast wheat pitas.
  3. Serve ½ cup portion of the mixture with a ¼ of a wheat pita.

5. Cinnamon Apple Packets:

Cinnamon Apple Packets

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You Will Need:

  • Four apples, sliced
  • 1 tbsp of brown sugar
  • One tsp cinnamon

How To:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400°.
  2. Mix the slices of apples, sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl.
  3. Cut out four 12 x 12” squares of a heavy-duty foil.
  4. Divide the apple mixture equally among four foil squares.
  5. Fold the edges of foil and twist the foil tightly.
  6. Place it on the rack and cook for about 20 minutes until the slices of apple turn tender.
  7. Serve warm.
  8. Garnish it with ice-cream.

6. Quick Pickle: Cucumber Pickle:

Quick Pickle Cucumber Pickle

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You Will Need:

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ cup of water
  • 1 cup of white vinegar
  • One tsp of mustard seeds
  • One tsp of dried dill weed

How To:

  1. Slice two cucumbers into a quarter-inch thick circles.
  2. Mix apple and white vinegar, mustard seeds, and dill weed on a saucepan. Boil it for one to two minutes and then allow the mixture to cool down for ten minutes.
  3. Place slices of cucumber in mason jars. Fill jars full with the slices. Pour the mixture over the cucumber slices till they cover the slices entirely. Cover the jars with lids.
  4. Refrigerate the pickle for at least two hours.

7. Mexican Rice Salad:

You Will Need:

  • One garlic clove
  • One tsp salt
  • Juice of 2 fresh lemon
  • ½ cup of cilantro
  • Two tsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • One red onion, chopped
  • One can of black beans
  • One ear of corn cut off the cob
  • One red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups of brown rice

How To:

  1. Cook two cups of brown rice and keep it aside.
  2. Combine garlic, olive oil, cilantro, salt, pepper, and lemon juice in a blender for about one minute. Set the dressing aside for a while.
  3. Using a big bowl gently toss red onion, brown rice, red bell pepper, and corn. Pour this mixture in the dressing and stir it gently. Serve immediately along with rice.

[ Read: Nutrition For Teens ]

8. Veggie Pasta Salad:

Veggie Pasta Salad

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You Will Need:

  • 3 cups of wheat pasta
  • 1 cup of chopped broccoli florets
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • One tsp of black pepper
  • Two tbs of honey
  • 1 cup of shelled edamame
  • ¼ cup of red wine vinegar
  • Two red bell pepper diced
  • 1/3 cup of sliced black olives

How To:

  1. Cook wheat pasta in a big vessel containing boiling water for about eight to ten minutes. Add broccoli and edamame to the vessel two minutes before the pasta is thoroughly done. Place everything in a colander to drain.
  2. Whisk together honey, pepper, vinegar, and olive oil in a big bowl and prepare dressing.
  3. Add olives, pasta, and vegetables to the dressing. Toss everything once or twice.
  4. Refrigerate the salad and serve.

9. Trail Mix:

Trail Mix

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You Will Need:

  • ½ cup of dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup of almonds, sliced
  • ½ cup of seedless raisins
  • ¼ cup of roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup of wheat flakes cereal

How To:

  1. Mix almonds, raisins, peanuts, cranberries, and wheat flakes in a lidded can. Shake the can well.
  2. Trail mix can stay fresh in a sealed can for about three weeks.

[ Read: Dinner Ideas For Teens ]

10. Kale And White Bean Soup:

Kale And White Bean Soup

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You Will Need:

  • 1 onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • One garlic clove
  • 1 ½ cups of chopped kale
  • 2 cups of cannellini beans, cooked
  • ¼ cup of cheese
  • Two cans or 32 ounces of vegetable stock

How To:

  1. Peel onion and carrots and cut them into small pieces.
  2. Mince the garlic cloves.
  3. Heat olive oil in a big pot. Cook onion and carrots for about five to six minutes until they are soft. Add minced garlic.
  4. Pour the vegetable stock and boil it. Cook for about 15 minutes. Bring everything to a simmer.
  5. Add kale and beans and cook for five more minutes.
  6. Pour it into a soup bowl.
  7. Sprinkle cheese on soup and serve.

These vegetarian recipes for teens will certainly delight. You will enjoy preparing and eating them. Tell us which one is your favorite from this list of vegetarian recipes for teenagers. Leave a comment below.

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